scouts-l Mail Archive for May of 2000: Re: OA & Venturing
MAJ) Mike Walton (settummanque, the blackeagle (blkeagle@USSCOUTS.ORG
Thu May 06 1993 - 19:01:59 CDT
Mario wrote and asked:
>Personaly, when I read this I was a bit sadened that I can't call
>myself a scout, a term that has a lot of meaning to alot of people.
> In his post, Mr. Brown refers to "Sea Scout Ships". As the term Sea
>Scout Ship is still used, may I still call my self and members of my ship,
>Sea Scouts, or do we have to be called Sea Venturers?
Mike Brown and Bill Sills both would agree with me, Mario:
You and I (and Bill and) are a part of Sea Scouting.
Sea Scouting is one of five component groupings under the BSA's Venturing
Division. Mike Brown is part of the Arts and Hobbies grouping under
Venturing. The other groupings are Youth Ministries, Outdoor Life, and Sports.
The old Sea Exploring cluster in Exploring had been trying for YEARS to get
the BSA to change their name back to the historic "Sea Scouting" with no
success. The problem was that it would be "inconsistant" with the rest of
Exploring. We have no problem with that today, under the leadership of
both the Sea Scouting national leadership and the Venturing national leadership.
You are a Sea Scout, with everything it connotates.
Bill and I are Sea Scouters and part of the Venturing Division, BSA.
(MAJ) Mike L. Walton (settummanque, the blackeagle)
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